First Aid Kit
In any emergency a family member or you yourself may be cut, burned or suffer
other injuries. If you have these basic supplies you are better prepared to
help your loved ones when they are hurt. Remember, many injuries are not life
threatening and do not require immediate medical attention. Knowing how to
treat minor injuries can make a difference in an emergency. Consider taking
a first aid class, but simply having the following things can help you stop
bleeding, prevent infection and assist in decontamination.
Things you should have:
- Two pairs of Latex, or other sterile gloves (if you are
allergic to Latex).
- Sterile dressings to stop bleeding.
- Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect.
- Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
- Burn ointment to prevent infection.
- Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes.
- Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general de contaminant.
- Thermometer (Read more: Biological
- Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin,
heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines
to account for expiration dates.
- Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood
pressure monitoring equipment and supplies.
Things it may be good to have:
- Cell Phone
- Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
- Aspirin or non aspirin pain reliever
- Anti-diarrhea medication
- Antacid (for upset stomach)